the year is 2025. openai lobbies congress to force websites that publish user-generated content to guarantee content is free of synthetic data (and mark it as such w/metadata in the html). google lobbies for compulsory no-cost licensing of all content published to the web, unless the site owner follows [proprietary standard that costs millions to implement]. facebook pays below poverty wages to thousands of contractors in locked, device-free rooms to type sentences, any sentences as LM fodder
@Algot I've always found the connected, colourful pentagon a cheerful logo. A rally point for all of those harmed or disillusioned with capitalistic social media is certainly an apt form of iconography.
@Algot I'm also not a huge fan of communities rallying around flags. They vaguely smell of tribalism, which we desperately need to shed before we can truly come together.
#writing #tootfic Inspired by World War Crow green text https://www.reddit.com/r/greentext/comments/5mi9nu/anon_starts_world_war_crow/
"Reggie, what if the tree huggers were right?"
"Right about what?"
"That the human will one day abandon us. That the human has no intention of keeping us fed, and did it purely for his entertainment."
"Please don't tell me you're falling for that bullshit too."
"I mean, I'm not supporting our enemy obviously, but what if...?"
the witcher season 1
@checkervest When he left the crag he vowed to hide his dragon form out of shame, and chose to present himself as a human bard. He lives an itinerant life to hide his apparent lack of ageing, which has made it difficult for him to form lasting relationships. He has left a string of angry husbands, wives and jilted lovers in his wake, as well as a few catchy tunes.
the witcher season 1
@checkervest Jaskier is the progeny of a red and a green dragon. Rather than hatching with a set of fetching russet scales, he suffered an unfortunate genetic oddity whereby he ended up with a chequerboard of red and green scales. Growing up, the other dragons picked on him because of his pigments, calling him a "dragclown".
@checkervest Literally just finished filing two police reports and emailed a company for a third incident, asking for driver details. Suffice it to say: I empathise.
Shoutout to the bus driver who winked their indicators at me after I waited for them to pull out. As a cyclist who's a child inside I cannot describe how exciting that was :-D
@derek I completely missed Thursday, which means like I've had two Fridays, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Should I have signed a release form?
"Set Brain To Neutral Before Passing This Point"
Danny Trejo is legendarily stoic in them.
I hope you've seen the Machete series of films. No spoilers but she's in them.
I also hope you haven't seen them because they're Slurm. I love them anyway.
@checkervest that they killed off Michelle Rodriguez's character because that is the destiny of all but her best character arcs.
Poet. Geek. Ginger. Only sorry about the poet bit. Mostly my own #poetry, inspired by others, the world around me and the universe inside.
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